Women in Leadership Institute

Partnership & Sponsorship

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Take Advantage of Unique Partnership, Sponsorship, and Branding Opportunities at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute 2020

Accelerating the advancement of women leaders isn’t a women’s issue—it’s a business issue. And, in today’s fast-paced and demanding world, it’s not enough to simply hope that women advance in their careers. Instead, we must take active steps to improve the environment for women and all members of underrepresented groups, and differentially invest in individual women’s leadership development.

Take your place among the ranks of organizations rising to this challenge.

Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute (WIL), a four-day immersive learning experience designed to empower women leaders, offers unique partnership options, as well as branding and sponsorship opportunities, for organizations looking to be recognized for excellence in women’s leadership development.

Who Attends WIL?

  1. 1,100+ women leaders from all industries
  2. 5 continents represented
  3. 41% managers/senior managers
  4. 42% directors/VPs
  5. 4% executives
  6. 13% individual contributors
  7. 20 years average work experience
  8. 10 years average management experience
  9. 85% believe they are viewed as a top performer
  10. 78% have been promoted 3+ times in their career
  11. 93% promoted 2+ times in their career
  12. 92% aspire to advance to the next career level

Heighten the Institute Experience Through Premier or Institute-Level Partnership

Enhance the experience of the women leaders you send to the Women in Leadership Institute (WIL) on November 9-12, 2020 in Dallas, Texas by selecting from two levels of partnership: Premier and Institute Partnership.

Premier Partners: 20 passes (+2 passes for AWL Client Advisory Board members)

Institute Partners: 10 passes (+1 pass for AWL Client Advisory Board member)

Both partnership levels afford you passes to the event–along with so much more. From enhanced engagement and preparation of your women leaders ahead of the event to special on-site perks, there are lots of reasons to consider a WIL partnership:

ENHANCE the Institute learning experience for your leaders

Private Q&A with Keynote Speaker (Premier Partnership Only)

Give your leaders at WIL direct access to one of the exceptional thought leaders we will hear from on the main stage. During the Institute, your team will sit down for an in-person 30-minute Q&A with a WIL keynote speaker, giving your leaders the opportunity to receive advice specifically related to their team and organization. Speaker assignments based on availability.

Premium Seating for Keynote Speakers (Premier Partnership Only)

Enjoy prime seating in our ballroom for all keynote presentations, giving your leaders the best possible experience for these important speakers. Premium seating is labeled with your organization’s logo.

Enjoy a Private Breakfast (Premier Partnership Only)

Serve a private breakfast and give your women leaders the opportunity to connect in a smaller group setting.

Customized “WIL Orientation” Webinar

Experience a special introduction webinar customized to your organization and personalized for your leaders. Gain insight into what to expect from the WIL experience, as well as tips on how to best prepare for WIL. Must be hosted before September 30, 2020. Booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-WIL Preparation Call

Connect with members of the Linkage team and your assigned Learning Team Leader to review relevant organization context, develop goals for your team’s on-site experience and craft a strategy for on-site success. All pre-WIL preparation calls must be completed before October 16, 2020.

Customized Learning Team Experience

Further customize the experience of your leaders, if you wish to do so, by having a member of your organization serve as their Learning Team Leader. These Learning Team Leaders will receive specialized training to equip them with the content and skills needed to facilitate the experience for their teams.

Assessment Reporting & Insights

WIL partner organizations enjoy enhanced reporting, including a copy of your team’s aggregate assessment reports, which include insights on your cohort’s relative strengths and weaknesses.

ADD your voice to the conversation

Join Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Client Advisory Board

As a WIL partner, your organization will enjoy membership on Linkage’s AWL Client Advisory Board for one calendar year, allowing you to engage with other leading organizations on women’s leadership best practices. Limited to first 25 partners.

Premier Partners: 2 board seats

Institute Partners: 1 board seat

Attend WIL as AWL Board Member

Enjoy complimentary access to WIL for the representatives from your organization who sit on the AWL Client Advisory Board, giving them the invaluable opportunity to experience the Institute alongside their women leaders.

Special Board Programming at WIL & Throughout the Year

During WIL, you will enjoy an exclusive dinner with the AWL Client Advisory Board and the executive leadership of the Linkage team. After the Institute, you will maintain continued access to Linkage’s latest research throughout the year through regular programming and meetings, both in-person and virtually. Join fellow board members each spring at an exclusive client-hosted, full-day meeting followed by a celebratory reception.
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Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders (AWL) Client Advisory Board

Join senior-level human resources, inclusion and diversity, and business leaders in a continuous, guided dialogue about best practices in the world of women’s leadership and advancement.

This select group of organizations serves as an advisory board for the Advancing Women Leaders practice at Linkage, offering business leaders a unique opportunity to directly inform and impact the development of research-backed solutions.

Benefits of serving on the board include:

  • Offer feedback on and participate in offerings and solutions before they are available to the broader marketplace
  • Consult with the Linkage team on WIL and other AWL offerings
  • Gain exposure to a variety of thought leaders in the field of women’s leadership
  • Exchange ideas to create scalable and evidence driven solutions to the challenges facing women leaders today
  • Network with peers with whom you may not otherwise connect

BROADEN the impact for your organization

Enhanced Reporting and Consulting (Premier Partnership Only)

Multiply the impact of your presence at WIL by gaining access to critical metrics. Receive an enhanced report of your Advancing Women Leaders Organizational Assessment (AWOA) as well as a summary of the 360-degree assessments of all WIL participants. Meet with an expert Linkage consultant for a one-hour debrief of these critical insights and create a go-forward plan for your leaders. Gain access to year-over-year comparisons of results after the first year of partnership.

Complimentary Pass to GILD

Enjoy complimentary access to the Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) for your representing member on Linkage’s AWL Client Advisory Board. GILD, a three-day immersive learning experience in Palm Desert, CA, is designed to build Purposeful Leaders, and can serve as an important next step for women leaders on their pathway to advancement. Hotel accommodations provided. (Attendee alternates must be submitted to Linkage for prior approval.)

Feature Your Brand in Marketing Materials

As a WIL partner, your organization’s logo will be prominently displayed on our website, marketing materials, event signage, and in the WIL app, which is downloaded and used by 100% of conference attendees.

Looking for more ways to featuring your brand as part of the Institute experience? Inquire about our branding and sponsorship packages, which allow you to broaden your impact and solidify your organization as a leader in the advancement of women leaders.

Premier Partnership

US $90,000

Institute Partnership

US $60,000

Want to learn how a WIL partnership can be a meaningful addition to your leadership development initiatives?

Enhance your Presence at the Women in Leadership Institute Through Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities

Mark the 21st Anniversary of this premier women’s leadership event by featuring your brand and organization in new and unique ways. Sold out in 2019, we promise to multiply the impact of your presence at Linkage’s largest-ever conference through these exciting opportunities.

Content Integration Opportunities Include:

Discussion Panel Sponsor Package $50,000

Champion your company’s accomplishments to the audience at-large and share your vision for women leadership through a customized fireside chat on the main stage.

  • 15-minute Fireside Chat during the Institute (Scheduled at Linkage’s discretion)
  • Logo on welcome and main stage signage
  • Logo and link featured prominently on WIL website, event app, and social media
  • “Presented by” mention in all conference marketing materials
  • One-time content inclusion in Linkage Leadership Insights Blog pre or post-conference (estimated distribution 60,000+)
  • Booth opportunity in the Linkage Lounge, a high-traffic area at the Institute
  • Inclusion of two questions in follow-up survey to all attendees to be used for your organization’s market research
  • VIP table on the day of company’s sponsored panel
  • Sponsorship includes four (4) WIL registrations for use by members of your marketing team
  • Category exclusivity at brand level

Luncheon Sponsor Package $25,000

Align your company’s commitment to diversity and the advancement of women by sponsoring the luncheon for all participants.

  • Opportunity to introduce session speaker or moderator (Live or through video; Max 3 minutes in length)
  • Logo and link featured prominently on WIL website, event app, and social media
  • “Presented by” mention in all conference marketing materials
  • Feature your brand’s logo on WIL introductory luncheon conference slides and luncheon table signage
  • Provide premium or marketing handout on tables and chairs at the Institute (Asset created and printed by sponsor and must be approved by Linkage prior to creation and distribution)
  • Booth opportunity in the Linkage Lounge, a high-traffic area at the Institute • Sponsor receives a VIP table at luncheon for company’s attendees
  • Sponsorship includes two (2) WIL registrations for use by members of your marketing team
  • Available to three (3) sponsors
  • Category Exclusivity: Choose a specific day to be a category-exclusive sponsor of the luncheon

Branding Opportunities Include:

Water Bottle & Hydration Station Sponsor Package $10,000

Put your brand front and center through this useful giveaway for each participant.

  • Feature your brand’s logo as an Exclusive Sponsor alongside Linkage’s logo on a reusable water bottle, which will be distributed to 1,000+ participants
  • Feature your brand’s logo on signage at water stations throughout the Institute
  • Premium water bottle will be produced by Linkage

Conference WiFi Sponsor Package $6,000

Gift attendees with a must-have, internet access, during the conference.

  • Logo and customized landing page displayed upon login
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, thank you to our sponsors signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Option to place a promotional or giveaway item in conference bags
  • Branded notice in conference program or flyer handed out at hotel registration
  • Category Exclusivity

Badge Lanyard Sponsor Package $5,000

Prominently feature your company’s logo for the duration of the conference

  • Amplify your brand by receiving your logo prominently displayed on the Lanyard, co-branded alongside the Linkage logo
  • Cost of lanyards included
  • Recognition in thank you to our sponsors signage

Refreshment Break Sponsor Package $3,000

Sponsor a refreshment break for all participants.

  • Choose a specific day to sponsor a refreshment break
  • Provide branded beverage napkins featuring your brand’s logo (Sponsor provides napkins to Linkage for distribution)
  • Feature your brand’s logo on signage at event
  • Recognition on thank you to our sponsors signage
  • Available to three (3) sponsors

Welcome Gift Sponsor Package $2,250

Gift every participant with a premium product giveaway of your choice.

  • Welcome each participant to GILD with a special premium product of your choosing (Premium product provided by sponsor and must be approved by Linkage)
  • Choose a specific day to sponsor a welcome gift dropped on conference tables or in learning teams
  • Available to six (6) sponsors

Wellness Sponsor Package $2,000

Show your commitment to healthy and balanced living by sponsoring a wellness class each day for participants.

  • Company featured prominently in all marketing materials for program
  • Feature your brand’s logo on signage at event
  • Celebrate wellness by gifting each class attendee with a premium product, such a towel (Premium product provided by sponsor and must be approved by Linkage)

Take The Next Step

Content Integration & Branding opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested in learning more about featuring your brand at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute?